Last Updated on March 11, 2023 by admin
Some jewelry is more than just a simple fashion accessory. The pieces given to us by someone close to us out of love, or those which we bought ourselves have a particularly special meaning because they express something very personal. Jewelry has also always had an amazing power to be a reminder of important life moments to the person wearing it. A great example of this are lock and key pendants which have many layers of meaning and symbolism. So let’s take a closer look at this symbolism.
The symbolism behind keys and locks
Since time immemorial, people have worn rings, necklaces and bracelets as talismans to protect themselves from evil forces or to bring love, happiness and prosperity. Keys are traditional symbols with a long history and their meaning is somewhat shrouded in mystery. In general however, they were believed to have the power to open or discover something unknown. In cultures of the ancient East, they were given for good luck and it was believed that a key worn as a pendant could bring wealth and prosperity to its wearer.
What you open with the key is up to you
Today, the symbolism of keys and locks has moved more into the realm of relationships and the celebration of significant milestones in life. It’s customary for example, to give jewelry with a key on a 21st birthday since this birthday was seen as the entry into adult life, much like graduation from high school or university. Most often however, keys have the meaning of a “key to a heart”, with which the person giving the key expresses love, trust and devotion. It’s therefore an ideal gift in a romantic relationship when we want to show that we really take it seriously.
How to layer jewelry with symbolism and meaning
A piece of jewelry with a key is usually in itself already an accessory that stands out and catches the eye. In addition to a necklace, you could also choose a delicate gold bracelet with a key. This jewelry is also perfect for layering with minimalist jewelry and if you are a little bit careful, also with other symbols. Again, less is more. Combining a key and a lock, two associated symbols, will also look very stylish. A lux option might be a pendant with a diamond, whose sparkle will make that piece of jewelry a very elegant accessory even for more special occasions.
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